AHRQ’s evidence-based tools and resources are used by organizations nationwide to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care. The Agency’s Impact Case Studies highlight these successes, describing the use and impact of AHRQ-funded tools by State and Federal policy makers, health systems, clinicians, academicians, and other professionals.

Tell us how you're using our research or tools using these AHRQ Impact Case Studies criteria or contact us at ImpactCaseStudies@ahrq.hhs.gov.


Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-33
AHRQ Product(s): CRE Toolkit, Publications
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)
Geographic Location: Kentucky
Implementer: University of Louisville Hospital
Date: December 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-11
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: Kentucky, Ohio
Implementer: Mercy Health
Date: August 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-08
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Kentucky
Implementer: Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center
Date: June 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CQuIPS-103
AHRQ Product(s): Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS), Door-to-Doc Toolkit
Topic(s): Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Quality
Geographic Location: Kentucky
Implementer: University of Kentucky
Date: July 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CQuIPS-79
AHRQ Product(s): MATCH Toolkit, QIO Learning Network
Topic(s): Prescription Drugs
Geographic Location: Kentucky
Implementer: Kentucky
Date: November 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CQuIPS-73
AHRQ Product(s): Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS), QIO Learning Network
Topic(s): Blood Clots
Geographic Location: Kentucky
Implementer: Kentucky
Date: November 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-09-05
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Inpatient Quality Indicators, HCUP-Prevention Quality Indicators, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Quality
Geographic Location: Kentucky
Implementer: Kentucky Cabinet for Health, Family Services
Date: March 2009
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQUIPS-06-05
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio
Implementer: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Date: February 2006
Impact Case Study Identifier: COE-06-01
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program
Topic(s): Quality
Geographic Location: Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia
Implementer: Bon Secours Health System, Inc
Date: November 2005
Impact Case Study Identifier: COE-05-06
AHRQ Product(s): CERTs
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Adverse Drug Events (ADE)
Geographic Location: Kentucky
Implementer: American Pharmacy Services Corporation
Date: August 2005